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Global Grooves — In Stock — LPs

XUnusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!

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Peter AbdulGet Down With Me ... LP
EMI/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
The cover looks a bit cheesy – like some sort of Star Search graphic – but the album's a rock-solid gem from the second decade of Nigerian funk – recorded in Lagos with a great boogie vibe, and a groove that's as heavy on keyboards as it is on riffing guitar and percussion! Peter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsAngel Fell ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Saxophonist Idris Ackamoor is a living jazz legend – but not the kind that's stale and stuffy, and instead a continuously vibrant player who's given us mindblowing music since his initial recordings with his Pyramids group in the 70s! This version of the Pyramids is different than that one, ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Idris Ackamoor & The PyramidsShaman ... LP
Strut (UK), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 29.99
A tremendous return to form for reedman Idris Ackamoor and his Pyramids group – and a record that we love every bit as much as his classic material from the 70s! There's a power, righteousness, and urgency to this album that we haven't heard from Ackamoor in years – very much the kind ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shaman ... CD 12.99

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King Sunny AdeAriya Special ... LP
SAR (Nigeria), 1982. Very Good- ... $16.99
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(NOTE – Cover has surface wear, aging, and tape on the spine.)

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King Sunny AdeGet Up ... LP
Atom Park, 1992. Good+ ... $4.99
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(Cover has moderate wear and some pen.)

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King Sunny AdeSynchro System ... LP
Mango, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Fantastic work from King Sunny Ade – one of his first truly global releases, and an album that marked a whole new sound in his music! Sunny had been issuing lots of his own records back home in Nigeria – but this set has the juju master working in London, with really fantastic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam.)

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King Sunny Ade & His African BeatsTogetherness – Ka Jo Se ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... $11.99
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King Sunny Ade & The New African BeatsWait For Me ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1989. Very Good- ... $6.99
This album features 12 tracks, including "Sunny Ade Ti E Nreti", "Baby Yi O Le Pami Layo", "Choices", "Wait For Me", "Dance Away Your Sorrow" and "Ila Ika Ma La E". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface wear and aging.)

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Sunny AdeChild ... LP
Atom Park (Nigeria), 1988. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has some writing in pen on front & back.)

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Sunny AdeMo Dupe (Gratitude) ... LP
Sunny Alade (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen.)

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Segun AdewaleArise ... LP
Ivory (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good- ... $4.99
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(Cover has stained corners and some pen on front.)

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Johnson Adjan & His Opiri Group Of OrhokpoOpiri Revival Vol 6 ... LP
Electromat (Nigeria), 1980. Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has wear and aging, some light stains, some pen on front and back, and small tears in the top seam and opening.)

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AkwassaIn The Groove ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
An interesting turning point for this funky Nigerian group of the 70s – as the set's still got the chunky rhythms of previous efforts, but also shows a touch of influence from reggae on some of the grooves – as well as some very cool use of keyboard touches that give the whole thing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AkwassaLa'Ila (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
A stunner from the Afro Funk scene of the 70s – and the kind of record that makes us realize just how much greatness there is to discover! Years back, we thought we'd heard all the good cuts from the sub-Saharan continent – but a record like this really makes us sit up and take new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ihsan Al-MunzerBelly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... LP
A Chahine & Fils/BBE (UK), 1979. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A really fantastic little record – and one that's even better than you might expect from the title – which itself is already pretty darn fantastic! The set is upbeat and funky, but not entirely disco – more this very groovy blend of Mid-East elements and more familiar keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Belly Dance Disco – Ernest Chahoud Presents Middle Eastern Heavens ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Tony AllenSource ... LP
Blue Note, 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 64.99
One of the coolest records in years from the legendary Tony Allen – and that's saying a lot, given that his legacy includes famous work as a drummer with Fela Kuti, and a much more recent run of very experimental recordings! This set has Tony soaring out on Blue Note – and working with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Afrika 70Jealousy ... LP
Comet (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
The start of a legend – the tremendous debut of drummer Tony Allen as a leader, after some key 70s work in the group of Fela Kuti! Fela's group is backing Tony up here – the key Afrika 70 lineup – and even Fela gets in on the action by laying down some piano solos and tenor ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – in a heavy cover!)

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✨✧ Tony Allen & Afrika 70Progress ... LP
Comet (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99
An Afro Funk classic – killer solo work from Tony Allen – originally known as the drummer for Fela during his key years – stepping out here on his own with the Afrika 70 band! The album's a monster all the way through – every bit as great as any of Fela's 70s classics, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AmabanoAmsterdam Ticket (with bonus download) ... LP
Afro 7 (Finland), 1987. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic grooves from Amabano – an obscure group from Burundi, on a record that was initially only issued in the Soviet Union! That strange lack of exposure is no reflection on the music at all, though – as these guys are wickedly funky, and play with the sharpness and rawness of some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 copies – includes download!)

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Gyedu-Blay AmbolleyAmbolley ... LP
Cougar/Mr Bongo (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 21.98
A really well-crafted set of funk from the legendary Gyedu-Blay Ambolley – maybe best known for his material in the mid 70s, but sounding equally wonderful here on an album from the start of the 80s! The sound is sharper and more sophisticated than before – recorded in London, with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ambolley ... CD 10.99

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ArtISt Alhousseini Anivolla & Girum MezmurAfropentatonism (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Piranha (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A great blend of Saharan and Ethiopian guitar styles – the former played by Alhousseini Anivolla, the latter by Girum Mezmur – working together here in a set of intertwining solos and nicely snakey grooves! There's a really seductive feel to the record, right from the start – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Afropentatonism ... CD 13.99

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Anyi Bu Ofu Musical Group Lagos BranchIgba Anyi Bu Ofu ... LP
Coconut (Nigeria), 1986. Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides and is stained on back.)

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Arat Kilo with Mamani Keita & Mike LaddVisions Of Selam (with bonus download) ... LP
Accords Croises (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
Arat Kilo blend together sounds of West Africa, currents of hip hop, and older Mid East modes – all filtered through their unique Parisian perspective, and topped here with help from Mike Ladd and Mamani Keita on vocals! The record's a great evolution of older world music blends that never ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Adewale AyubaMr Johnson Play For Me ... LP
Sony (Nigeria), 1992. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has moderate wear, with staining and pen.)

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 11.99

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Bayan Mongol Variety GroupBayan Mongol Variety Group ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Bayan Mongol Variety Group may not have the catchiest name in the record store – but they definitely have a sound that really stands out from the pack – and which comes across as this unusual mix of 70s styles and more traditional modes! The vocals are by the two ladies pictured on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Professor IK Belemu & His River Brother Of TorugbeneEzezon Nah ... LP
Okoli (Nigeria), 1984. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has brown packing tape on the seams and spine, bent corners, and some pen on front & back.)

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BelenouEmosyon Tambou-a ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 1990. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A record from the start of the 90s, but one with a spirit that's much more like some of the best 70s hybrids of jazz and global rhythms – served up here by a group that features plenty of the three musical elements pictured on the cover, plus some vocals from the ensemble as well! Electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BelizMemoires ... LP
Beau Monde (France), 2009. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
A really cool take on traditions of Guadeloupean musical traditions – served up in a style that echoes some of the blends of jazz and island elements from earlier generations! The group here is a trio – with the great Edmondy Krater on ka, djembe, and percussion – all instruments ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bhundu BoysTrue Jit ... LP
Mango, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Jo BissoAfrican Disco Experimentals 1974 to 1978 ... LP
Africa Seven (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
Don't think "experimental", think funky club tracks – as Jo Bisso did a great job of crossing over to the American mainstream in the 70s, thanks in part to a famous album on TK Records! That work is referenced here, alongside some much more obscure tracks – all with an ... (Soul, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jimmy BlancheDou Van Jou (with bonus download) ... LP
Stima (France), 1987. New Copy ... $22.99
A great 80s fusion of gwo-ka rhythms and more contemporary elements – very much in the "new Africa" mode that Celluloid records was plotting a few years earlier – as Jimmy Blanche works here next to a blend of acoustic and electric percussion, on tracks that have a heavy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani TiabateMali Music ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
That Damon Albarn's a busy guy! When he's not busy being a rock star or mock rock star, he's off on holiday in some exotic locale – but making another record at the same time, like this one, recorded in Mali. We have to admit, though we were predisposed towards the bare field recordings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mali Music ... CD 6.99

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Camarao OrkestraNacao Africa ... LP
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
A great release by this really unique combo – a Brazilian group, but one who are equally interested in the African roots in their music – but in ways that are completely different than any other contemporary act we can think of! Camarao Orkestra aren't one of those Fela-styled Afro ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nacao Africa ... CD 19.99

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Francisco Canaro Y Su OrquestaFrancisco Canaro Y Su Orquesta – Canta Francisco Amor ... LP
Odeon (Uruguay), 1972. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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(Cover is missing the plastic outer sleeve.)

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Victor CaviniJapan ... LP
Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A very unusual sound library album from the German scene – a set that's maybe a lot more ethnographic than the usual stock TV and commercial grooves you'd expect – done by Victor Cavini with a fairly sensitive blend of traditional Japanese instrumentation and a few key modern elements ... (Sound Library, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Don Cherry/Nana Vasconcelos/Collin WalcottCodona 2 ... LP
ECM, 1980. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The second album by this wonderful world jazz ensemble – a trio featuring sitar, tabla, and vocals by Colin Wolcott; trumpet, melodica, and percussion by Cherry; and assorted percussion and voice from Nana Vasconcelos. The tracks are mostly atmospheric and exploratory, but work in a style ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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Douglas Edirih Chukwueke & HIs Olariche Supersonic BandEwizi Nwa Nne ... LP
Fontana (Nigeria), 1981. Poor ... $14.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Poor condition. Cover has wear and aging, wide clear tape on the seams and spine, a bit of pen, and some flaking at the opening.)

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AB Crentsil's Ahenfo Band With APMSToronto By Night ... LP
Wazuri, 1985. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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IK DairoIK Dairo (IKLP 8) ... LP
Star (Nigeria), 1975. Fair ... Just Sold Out!
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has ring & edge wear, some small light stains, and writing in pen on front & back. Labels have some pen.)

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IK Dairo & His Blue Spot BandAdupe Baba ... LP
Skylark (Nigeria), 1981. Fair ... $4.99
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(NOTE – Vinyl is in Fair condition. Cover has wear and aging, some stains and smudges, and a bit of pen on back.)

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IK Dairo & His Blue SpotsBandLate Papa Obafemi Awolowo ... LP
Ibukun Orisun Iye (Nigeria), 1987. Good ... $9.99
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(Cover is still in decent shape, with some splitting in the spine and smudges on back.)

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George DalarasLatin ... LP
Minos (Greece), 1987. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
Featuring Al Di Meola. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dance Group Isho Ubulu-UkuAbada Enyi ... LP
Ekimogun, 1979. Very Good ... $19.99
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(Cover has some ink stamps and aging. Labels have ink stamps.)

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De ArcBody Jam ... LP
Lean Lion, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has stuck-on paper on the bottom 3 inches and some stains at the edges.)

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Manitas De PlataViva Manitas De Plata! ... LP
Connoisseur Society, 1969. Sealed ... $7.99
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Carlo Del MonteCanta Sus Canciones Favoritas ... LP
Vergara (Spain), 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has some wear on the opening and a name in pen on the back.)

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✨✧ Manu DibangoAfrican Voodoo (180 gram pressing) ... LP
PSI/Hot Casa (France), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
An amazing rare chapter in the career of the legendary Manu Dibango – and a darn funky one as well! This early 70s album was recorded in Paris, right before Manu's huge global "Soul Makossa" hit – and although it was done as an obscure sound library release, it really shows ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dibson & EssodyJustice ... LP
Wilfilms/Dig This Way (Italy), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $34.99
Sweet boogie groovers from the early 80s Nigerian scene – heavy on warm vocals from Victor Essody and riffing guitar from Claude Dibson – but also warmed up with plenty of basslines and keyboards too! The sound is pretty spare and tight – electro soul, maybe filtered through a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Effie Duke & The Love FamilyMr Love (with bonus download) ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
A sweet bit of Afro Funk from Effi Duke & The Love Family – a set that's got some great touches that make the whole album pretty darn unique! There's a lot more groove here than you might expect from the "love" in the title – long tracks that build up in a flurry of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Johnny Dyani & Okay TemizWitchdoctor's Son ... LP
Yonca/Matsuli (UK), 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the hippest albums we've ever heard from bassist Johnny Dyani – and that's saying a lot, given his tremendous records of the 70s! The album's different than the album that Johnny recorded with fellow Blue Notes members on the Steeplechase label – and instead, the group here is ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandAnyi Ga Adi ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1985. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Cover has wide clear tape on all sides.)

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✨✧ Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandOmenani Special Vol 4 ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1977. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has some wear and aging, bent corners, and wide clear tape on all sides.)

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✨✧ Mike Ejeagha & His Premier Dance BandUgo Mma ... LP
Polydor (Nigeria), 1982. Good ... Just Sold Out!
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(Cover has ring and edge wear with wide clear tape.)

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✨✧ El RegoEl Rego ... LP
Daptone/Voodoo Funk, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
Monumental Afro Soul from El Rego Et Ses Commandos – El Rego's best recordings from the late 60s to early 70s – a beautifully done compilation put together by Daptone and Frank Gossner, the deep digging West African music expert behind Voodoo Funk! Theophile Do-Rego is a legend in his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Cesaria EvoraCafe Atlantico ... LP
BMG/Pure Pleasure (UK), 1999. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $48.99
Titles include "Beijo De Longe", "Maria Elena", "Flor Di Nha Esperanca", "Sorte", "Carnaval De Sao Vincente", "Paraiso Di Atlantico", and "Roma Criola". LP, Vinyl record album
(2LP 180 gram pressing – on Pure Pleasure!)

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Eze Nri Royal DrummersEze Nri Royal Drummers Vol 1 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Tabansi/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 28.99
One of the most rootsy albums ever issued by the Tabansi label – a set that's quite different than their more familiar electric modes, and which features very raw, tribal sounds by a percussion group that is tied to the Niri Kingdom in Nigeria! As you'd guess from their name, the ensemble is ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ahmed FakrounMots D'Amour ... LP
Celluloid/PMG (Austria), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Words of love from Libyan singer Ahmed Fakroun – an artist who works with some sweet 80s electro soul backings that perfectly match his look on the cover! The vocals are mostly in Arabic, but they're set to backings that have a definite western approach – very universal in sound, with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Giora FeidmanLong Live Giora – His Clarinet & His Soul Music ... LP
Star, 1977. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Cover is lightly bent at the bottom left.)

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✨✧ Fela & Egypt 80Army Arrangement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
The original take of "Army Arrangement" – one of the greatest 80s grooves from Fela Kuti – stretched out here over the course of the entire album! The notes list side one as being the "instrumental" and side two as the "vocal" – but in truth, the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70Coffin For Head Of State ... LP
Knitting Factory, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
One of the most compelling Fela albums of the 70s – and one that's got a very different feel than some of his others. The album features one long track – "Coffin For Head Of State" – and although the track still has the usual Fela staples of horn riffs, chopping vamps, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70JJD (Johnny Just Drop) ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
An amazing album-length jam from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – recorded on the group's home turf at Kalakuta, and with this stretched-out building of energy that's completely amazing! James Brown may have created the longform funky style of vamping and soloing – but Fela takes it here to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Fela & Africa 70No Agreement ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 26.99
A killer from the classic years, and one of Fela's best albums! "No Agreement" is a super great groover – with a catchy hook that goes on and on, and some very tasty playing by Tony Allen and the group. The track is long, with heavy solos, and vocals that will knock you out! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fela & Africa 70VIP ... LP
Knitting Factory, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 22.99
A searing live set from Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – a long album-length jam, recorded in Berlin – with the group really going to town in instrumental frenzy topped with very righteous lyrics! VIP doesn't have the usual meaning here – as it stands for "vagabonds in power" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Walter Gavitt FergusonLegendary Tape Recordings Vol 2 – The King Of Calypso Limonense ... LP
Bongo Joe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Not the kind of calypso that was issued by the big American labels in the 50s – and instead, sounds that have a sound, style, and overall approach that's maybe a lot more similar to American blues from the rural scene! The tracks here are all pulled from the personal archive of Walter Gavitt ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nkotti Francois & The Black StylsDe Bonaberi A Douala – Cameroun Partout Vol 1 (with download) ... LP
Nanga Boko (France), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
The first album recorded by singer Nkotti Francois and his Black Styls group – a combo who'd been backing Nkotti for years in clubs in Cameroon, and who work here with a very sharp sound right from the start! The instrumentation is often a bit unique – organ and guitar sometimes used ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download.)

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✨✧ K FrimpongK Frimpong & Vis A Vis ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
Fantastic guitar work from K Frimpong – and plenty of other fantastic sounds too – all rolled up in his unique blend of Afro funk and high-life – served up here on four nice long tracks! There's vocals on the record, but the guitar and rhythms are what really drive the train ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – mastered at The Carvery, and served up in a nice heavy cover!)

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✨✧ K Frimpong & Super Complex SoundsAhyewa Special ... LP
Ofori Brothers/Hot Casa (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
The sublime first album from K Frimpong – a really unique blend of hi-life and Afro Funk, but served up with all these unusual touches that make the album stand out from even most of the rest of the revolutionary sounds that were coming from Ghana at the time! There's this sense of flow that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful pressing – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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✨✧ Maalem Mahmoud GaniaAicha ... LP
Hive Mind (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $29.99
The first-ever vinyl issue of a fantastic batch of music – tracks recorded by master Gnawa legend Maalem Mahmoud Gania – sounds originally only issued on cassette in Morocco, but which sound far more powerful here in a more durable format! The tracks are heavy on percussion, but the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Super 7 Band Of GhanaLandlords Travel & See ... LP
Top (Nigeria), 1985. Good ... $14.99
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(Cover has overall wear and aging, some creases, and a bit of pen with wide clear tape over all the edges.)

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✨✧ Gilberto GilRefavela (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Philips/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $32.99
One of the funkiest albums ever from Gilberto Gil – a set that beautifully mixes rootsy elements with tighter funk arrangements – in a style that's not unlike some of the 70s samba soul experiments from Jorge Ben! The record borrows heavily from American funk and soul of the time, and ... (Brazil, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Fats GreeneFats Shake Em Up ... LP
Camille, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
An unusual 60s set from Claude "Fats" Greene – featuring a mix of jazz and Caribbean rhythms – played by Greene on clarinet, Hilton Jefferson on alto, Herbert Jones and Kenneth Rickman on trumpet, and Pritchard on tenor – who gets in some nice tenors on the set! Al ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear and some splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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Jose Guardiola12 Great International Hits – Sung In Spanish ... LP
4 Corners Of The World, 1960s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Hallelujah Chicken Run BandTake One ... LP
Analog Africa (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99 31.99
Early work Zimbabwe legends Hallelujah Chicken Run Band – a group that was an early showcase for the vocal talents of the equally legendary Thomas Mapfumo! The set's not just a Mapfumo showcase, though – as the sound here resonates strongly from the whole group – nice harmonies ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Take One ... CD 17.99

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Mike HanapiMike Hanapi With Kalama's Quartet ... LP
Mississippi, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy ... $15.99
Groundbreaking guitar work from Mike Hanapi – one of the important early guitarists in the Hawaiian slide mode – from a generation that had a huge impact on blues and country music to come! Mike's style here isn't the cheesy 60s Hawaiian modes of the Don Ho generation – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a great booklet of notes, too!)

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✨✧ Kitsos HarisiadisLament In A Deep Style – 1929 to 1931 ... LP
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99 18.00
Clarinet music, but unlike anything else you might have heard before – as Greek musician Kitsos Harisiadis uses the instrument in a style that's quite far from American jazz and swing! Instead, the clarinet here is used on a series of folkloric tunes – music from the northwestern ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HatueySongo Mondongo ... LP
Rub A Dub (Sweden), 1990. Very Good+ ... $4.99
(Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Emo Henrich/Ernst Schutz/Siegfried FallerAus Tirol ... LP
Droll Yankees, 1962. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has very small splits in the bottom seam and some yellowing from age.)

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Heshoo Beshoo GroupArmitage Road ... LP
Little Giant/We Are Busy Bodies, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $25.99 26.99
A rare South African jazz treasure – a set that's much more obscure than some of the bigger names of the scene, and which has a sound that's very different too! There's maybe a stronger American influence taking place here, especially in the rhythms, but also in the phrasing – and the ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Armitage Road ... CD 15.99

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Holy Kings Dance Band Of GhanaFine Boy ... LP
Benco (Nigeria), Early 80s. Very Good- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has heavy surface wear, aging, and wide clear tape on the seams and spine.)

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✨✧ Christy Essien IgbokweIt's Time ... LP
EMI (Nigeria), 1988. Good ... $5.99
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(Cover has wear and peeling with wide clear tape over all sides.)

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Igiligi Sounds Super Of AfricaOzo-Abia ... LP
Odec (Nigeria), 1991. Good ... $4.99
Led By Denis Num. LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl plays with some pops and crackles. Cover has yellowed tape on three sides, some tears along the top seam, and some pen on front & back. Labels have some pen.)

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Ras IleySpring Garden On Fire ... LP
Pond Side (Barbados), 1986. Sealed ... $14.99
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Bokelo IsengeIsabelle ... LP
Tabansi, 1980s. Very Good ... $9.99
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(Cover has discoloration with moderate wear and splitting.)

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Shankar JaikishanRaga Jazz Style ... LP
EMI/Outernational (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
An album that's every bit as cool as you might expect – a set that's very much in the same Indo-jazz experiments as saxophonist Joe Harriott, but with a slightly different approach overall! Although sitar is part of the instrumentation, there's also a fair bit of conventional jazz phrasing ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Juju (Oneness Of Juju)Chapter Two – Nia ... LP
Strata East/Now Again, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99 25.98
The rare second album from Juju – the avant jazz collective who'd later morph into funk band Oneness Of Juju, but who still sound pretty revolutionary here! There's a bit more focus than before – still energy that's a lot like the best righteous jazz groups coming out of Chicago or St ... (Jazz, Global Grooves) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition! Includes a great 12" square, 12 page booklet of notes and photos!)

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KabasaAfrican Sunset ... LP
Lyncell/BBE (UK), 1982. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $24.99 28.99
A sweet Soweto group from the start of the 80s – one who have a nice current of funk in their mix, but who also serve up some well-crafted solos on both guitar and flute! The vocals are often warmly in that more familiar South African style of the period – but the record's nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sonny KamaheleTihati's South Seas Spectacular ... LP
Don Over, 1980s. Sealed ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(In the Lyle Guslander cover.)

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✨✧ Kouyate Sory KandiaL'Epopee Du Mandingue ... LP
Editions Syliphone Conakry (Guinea), 1972. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bent corners, some wear and aging, and some pen and an ink stamp on back.)

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KetamaY Es Ke Me Han Kambiao Los Tiempos ... LP
Mango, 1990. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Kodo & Yosuke YamashitaKodo & Yosuke Yamashita In Live ... LP
Denon (Japan), 1986. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Pianist Yosuke Yamashita in concert with taiko group Kodo, accompanied by the Panja Ensemble. (Jazz, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner, and is split for about 4 inches along the bottom seam on back.)

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Alhaj Bai Konte, Dembo Konte, & Ma Lamini JobareGambian Griot Kora Duets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.99
A beautiful little record – one that features cascading tones from the strings of the kora, mixed with occasional vocal moments too! The album was recorded in Dakar and Brikama in the mid 70s – and is maybe the start of a great run of later sessions that found a way of taking this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very nicely-done reissue – with all the heft of an orginal Folkways pressing!)
Also available Gambian Griot Kora Duets ... CD 12.99

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A Kostis (Constantinos Kostas Bezos)Jail's A Fine School ... LP
Mississippi, 1930/1931. New Copy ... $13.99
Beautifully folksy work from pre-war Greece – a series of 78s from Constantinos Bezos, not only a musician, but also a journalist and actor too – and reportedly one with a very political wit! That wit comes through in the title of the collection – but might not in the lyrics to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Comes with a big booklet of notes, too!)

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Zdenka KovacicekZdenka Kovacicek ... LP
PMG (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... $18.99
Funky sounds from Croatia – presented here with a sweet 70s groove, and some very offbeat vocals throughout! Zdenka Kovacicek has a completely different way of phrasing than most other European singers we've heard – all these weird twists, turns, and sharp little angles that are a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Zdenka Kovacicek ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Kumasi TrioFanti Guitar In West Africa 1928 – Vol 1 ... LP
Asherah, 1928. New Copy ... $15.99
Two guitars and percussion – working together here in an unusual representation of West African music – in early recordings that came to lay the basis for the highlife sound to come! The set brings together rare early 78rpm singles from this trio from the Ghanian city of Kumasi – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Seun Kuti & Egypt 80Black Times ... LP
Strut (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Some of the most righteous and furiously funky Afro Soul since Fela Kuti's prime – and it's beyond appropriate for such a committed, perfect personification of a classic sound via a modern player come from Fela's own son Seun! As strident as Seun's approach is, much like his father at his ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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L'Ensemble National De Danse De CubaRythmes De Cuba (10 inch LP) ... LP
Le Chant Du Monde (France), Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Lots of heavy percussion – and tracks include "Chant Abakua", "Musique Rituelle Yoruba", "Mama No Quiere", and "La Rebambaramba". (Latin, Global Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Ray LemaNangadeef ... LP
Mango, 1989. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Lord Flea & His CalypsoniansSwingin' Calypsos ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Italian Penny records reissue.)

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Lord Invader & His Calypso GroupCalypso Travels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Folkways, 1960. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 22.98
The last album ever recorded by Trinidad calypso legend Lord Invader – and a set that really sums up all the genius he brought to his too-short career! At a time when the music was really entering the mainstream in commercial ways, Invader keeps things very spare, stark, and basic here ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful reissue – with all the heft of a classic Folkways pressing!)
 
 



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